Local TV news coverage: The economic impact of nanotechnology

Just about anyone who has been interviewed by the news media can tell you that getting your point across to reporters — especially complex points about subjects like, say, nanotechnology — can be frustrating.  But sometimes a reporter really gets it, and then something wonderful can happen.

Case in point: In a very nice example of initiative by a news outlet, WFMY News 2 visited the JSNN yesterday to get some video for a piece on the economic-impact of the nano school.  The reporter also talked to Reyad Sawafta at QuarTek in High Point and economist/media star Andy Brod at UNCG.  The result is a very good piece on what the JSNN means to the local economy.

Check it out:  http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=147117&catid=57

Nice work by reporter Julia Bagg and videographer John Brumbaugh.

Special thanks to the JSNN — Dean Jim Ryan, the faculty and the students.  Their cooperation, patience and the thoughtful insights they’ve shared with the news media over the past couple weeks have generated some excellent coverage of the opening of the school.

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